Sylvia Greenberg

Rosemarie Danziger

David Aronson

Sylvia Greenberg
Soprano
 
Founder of Vienna-Tel Aviv Vocal Connection
 

The Israeli soprano made her vocal debut in a concert with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra under Zubin Mehta. During the years as a member of the Zurich Opera House and of the Deutsche Oper Berlin, she sang many coloratura roles, such as Zerbinetta, Blonde, Oscar, and Sophie. However, Mozart's Queen of the Night became the artist's hallmark at virtually all of the major European opera houses. Guest engagements have led her to the festivals in Salzburg, Bayreuth and Aix en Provence as well to the Teatro alla Scala in Milan where she sang the title role in Donizetti's “Lucia di Lammermoor”. She appeared in world premieres of operas by Manzoni and Berio in Milan and in Salzburg.

 

During the early 1990s, Konstanze in Mozart's “Abduction from the Seraglio” became a major role of her repertoire, and she has sung this at the Vienna State Opera, as well as in Bonn, Toulouse, Ludwigsburg, and Wuerzburg. Since then the artist has moved to the more lyric repertoire, first as Pamina, then as Micaëla and Donna Elvira. She sang Donna Anna for the first time in Munich in 2001.

 

The artist is as established in the concert world as she is on the opera stage. She made her highly acclaimed U.S. debut singing Haydn's “The Creation” under George Solti in Chicago, and her New York debut in Carl Orff's “Carmina Burana” under Zubin Mehta. Sylvia Greenberg has worked with many of the world’s leading conductors, including Abbado, Bertini, Blomstedt, Chailly, Dohnanyi, Flor, Frühbeck de Burgos, Harnoncourt, Lopez-Cobos, Luisi, Maazel, Muti, Nagano, Norrington, Rilling, Rozhdestvensky, Sawallisch, Tilson Thomas and Varviso. She appears frequently with the great orchestras of Europe and abroad. Her wide concert repertoire includes Bach's passions, Mahler's symphonies, Dvorák's, Szymanowski's and Poulenc's Stabat Mater, and virtually all of Mozart’s sacred works. Furthermore, she has sung world premieres of music by Krzysztof Penderecki and Gil Shohat. 

 

Sylvia Greenberg can be heard on numerous recordings which include Mozart's “Abduction”, Haydn's “Creation” and “L'anima del filosofo”, Gluck's “Paride ed Elena”, sacred music by Poulenc and Bizet as well as Orff's “Carmina Burana” and Berio's “Un re in ascolto”. The artist's most recent releases are concerning Mahler's 8th Symphony under Kent Nagano with Sylvia Greenberg singing the 1st soprano as well as the newly rediscovered cantata "Crudel tiranno amor" by George Friedrich Haendel (recorded 2006). Her schedule includes frequent recitals, and she is also highly respected as a teacher, holding classes primarily in Munich and Vienna.

 

 

Rosemarie Danziger

Lyric Soprano

 

Executive Director Vienna Tel-Aviv Vocal Connection

 

Rosemarie Danziger was born in Copenhagen, Denmark. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Hartt College of Music, Hartford University. After graduating from the Theater Department at Cornell University she was engaged as a dramaturgy executive at Tåstrup Theater in Denmark. At the same time, she kept performing in concerts and opera productions in the U.S. and Denmark. Rosemarie Danziger has appeared with all the major Danish orchestras: Sjællands Symphony Orchestra, the Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Aarhus Symphony Orchestra.

 

In 1989 Rosemarie Danziger moved to Toronto. In Canada, she sang with Orchestra London and the McGill Orchestra where she sang Richard Strauss’s Four Last Songs and the last scene of Richard Strauss's Capriccio under the baton of Maestro Franz Paul Decker; and a Diva Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Alberta, under Maestro Grzegorz Nowak. Since her move to Canada, Ms. Danziger has kept a busy touring and guesting schedule in important music centers in Europe such as Mannheim, Freiburg, Hamburg, Graz, and Basel Budapest and Gdansk. She sang under the batons of prominent conductors among others, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Walter Weller, Donald Runnicles, Jun Märkl, Nir Kabaretti,  and Tamas Vetö.

 

Ms. Danziger's repertoire consists of roles in Mozart's operas such as Pamina in Die Zauberflöte; Susanna and Countess Almaviva in Le Nozze di Figaro and Fiordiligi in Cosí Fan Tutte; roles in Richard Strauss's operas: The Countess in Capriccio; and the title roles of Daphne and Arabella. Her Italian repertoire includes the Verdi roles Violetta in La Traviata and Gilda in Rigoletto; and the Puccini roles Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly; and Mimi in La Bohème. Ms. Danziger's classical operettas repertoire includes roles in Johann Strauß's operettas: Safi in Der Zigeuner Baron and Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus; in Emmerich Kálmán's operettas: the title roles of Gräfin Mariza and Guiditta; and in FranzLehár's operettas: Hanna Glawari in Die Lustige Witwe and Lisa in Das Land des Lächelns.

 

In August/September 2003 Rosemarie Danziger sang the soprano solo in Mozart’s Requiem and a program of opera medley with Orquestra Sinfonica da Bahia in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil under Maestreo Salomão Rabinovitz. In 2008 Ms. Danziger sang Jan Radzynsky's Song of the Source with The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, under the Baton of Leon Botstein.

 

As a recitalist Ms. Danziger has collaborated with pianists Paul Rosenbaum, Jesper Mark Pedersen, Victor Derevianko and Naomi Lev. Ms. Danziger’s recital repertoire encompasses French art songs by Fauré, Debussy, Duparc, Chabrier, Milhaud, Poulenc and Délibes, and German Lieder by Schubert, Brahms, Schumann, Hugo Wolf, Löwe, Reger and Spohr and Liszt. In June 2012 Ms. Danziger and Ms. Lev gave church concerts in the Charolais-Brionnais region, Burgundy.In February 2015 Rosemarie Danziger sang The Cantata  Out of the Darkness  by the English composer Julian Marshall to texts by Gertrud Kolmar, at the Eilat Chamber Music Festival, with the Kölner Solisten and the cellists François Salque and Hillel Zori.

 

 

 

David Aronson

Conductor and Pianist

 

Music Director of Vienna Tel-Aviv Vocal Connection

 

A native of New York, the conductor and pianist David Aronson holds degrees from the Crane School of Music in Potsdam (New York) and Manhattan School of Music.  

He began his career as a freelance vocal coach and accompanist in New York City, followed by engagements as assistant conductor with the opera companies of Kansas City, Lake George and Miami. He moved to Zurich in 1978, where he rapidly rose from coach at the International Opera Studio to assistant chorus-master and conductor at the Zurich Opera House. In 1982 Mr. Aronson began a nine-year appointment as Kapellmeister of the Municipal Theater of Lucerne, where he conducted over forty operas, operettas, and ballets. In addition to appearing as guest conductor in Darmstadt, Stuttgart, and Aix-en-Provence, he assisted Herbert von Karajan in his production of CARMEN at the Salzburg Festival. Mr. Aronson was a guest conductor of the Schönbrunner Schlossorchester in Vienna and made his conducting debut with the Vienna State Opera in November, 2000. As a member of that opera company's music staff since 1991, he has also performed at the keyboard both in Vienna and on tour in Tokyo, Jerusalem, and Ravenna. A sought-after opera coach, Mr. Aronson has worked with many of the world's leading singers, including Walter Berry, Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Bryn Terfel, Renee Fleming, and Anna Netrebko, to name a few. He has assisted many of the world’s foremost conductors including Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti and Seiji Ozawa. For over five years, he was the pianist for Riccardo Muti's acclaimed productions of the Mozart-da Ponte operas and in this capacity participated in two Asian tours with Seiji Ozawa. 

 

A faculty member at the Vienna Conservatory Private University, Mr. Aronson has given master classes for over ten years at the University of Miami’s summer music program in Salzburg. His master classes are increasingly in demand, with invitations from the Musica Mallorca Festival, the University of Michigan, Crane School of Music in Potsdam and Manhattan School of Music. An accompanist of international stature, Mr. Aronson has performed numerous recitals in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, France, Poland, Italy, Israel, Cyprus and the United States.

 

 

 

Dedi Baron

Stage Director

 

Drama Teacher and Dramatic Advisor

 

Dedi Baron was born in Israel. She graduated from the Theater Department at the Tel Aviv University and the Academy of Visual Arts in Zurich. Since her graduation from Tel-Aviv University, she has directed many of productions in the leading Israeli Theaters as well as in important theaters in Germany. Ms. Baron teaches directing at Tel Aviv University and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Her work can be seen at the Habimah National Theater where she has directed such works as Vagina Monologues, Week, Retreat from Moscow and Post Trauma. At the Tel-Aviv's Cameri Theater she directed Goodnight Mother, Tera, They Shoot Horses, don't They and at Beit Lessin she directed Dolphins and Uncle Vanya. At the Kiel Theater, Germany, she directed Romeo and Juliet, The House of Bernarda Alba, Hedda Gabler and Liebelei. At the Düsseldorf Theater she directed Lemon Tree, Reality Check and Murder. For Salzburg's Landestheater she staged the play Terror and at the Kiel Opera she directed Mozart’s Die Entführung aus dem Serail. Ms. Baron staged the Israeli Opera production of Don Giovanni in Akko. Ms. Baron won important prizes such as: Habimah Prize for her directing of the play Week by Shlomo Moshkovitz, the Cameri Prize for Stage Directors for her directing Behold this Great Sea by Joseph Bar-Joseph. She has been chosen to sit at “The World’s Largest Roundtable” in Bebelplatz, Berlin among the 112 most influential People for the Benefit of the World, side-by-side with Wim Wenders, Laurie Anderson,Terry Gilliam, Willem Defoe and Bianca Jagger.